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Black River Democrat. (Lowville, N.Y.) 19??-1943, January 18, 1913, Image 1

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•is.'Afx&ii ,«;!; i. .';ki, : --.-. * -'. ' r/f 4 .' L frt>,*:.\'.! • , ,' t ^w;< ' AH 'W%i <K X DORM WHICH DO THE BOYS OF LEWES, COUNTY WISH TO 8fc? 7 foil* the A Timely Artiele, Wntteri Black Rivef Democrat by a. Lewis County Malfl Who !&, Dean»£f fche New York Stats School of Ajgricul- ' ture of St Lawrence University, at -' Canton, New Yoi k, Hei Bert E. Cook. i The State of New York is spending <\ 4 trosisiderabte mdhey *pc Sg> icultwal education, not Ipmoie probably than it '^ * Should apessd, may be not a s mtich d^ s j i t should spradlJet thijt matter stafld g<, ^ithout further comment os decision^ \?*' ^here is one question, ^sfore us that \ n . • -r-*SSS3T- ner or Jater we shalj fae,e, namely, fis it verth w&at It coats? W,©, maj l;8.ve to defend the expenditure of 'State monies au for the •.ptialfc good • and not fat a pattlculaf^cias^, Advsntcfja* ,,Mot Appreciated. The state ,»s^investd $200,000 in agricultural * j$$<ftri. buildiKge and equipment at Cj&tcn and pays an a n nuaL maintenance of $35,000 and it is located only 71 sniles^ from Lowville, and yet po fa'- as being recognized ftu& patronised, tne institute jpig-hf as well be in another part of the state We have just the student in agrlcul ture At the present t'me from Lewis sjountj, and have only one graduate in the county fiom the two jears agri cult dial course, Mr Alson Wilber of Lowville I UUst this etatement amd ^hat j say will not „be construed as scold ing. i would not talk that way t o my neighbors but the facts remain and the baste of all sound state meats and analysis I have felt ve^y keenly, .indeed, a personal huimlia, ,t£ppLj because pf the .lack of support. I, cannot btjC^ttiiili; that it is,due to' a lacK \of confidence in thg, writer who •is and probably &l;fcays .will, be a legal resident of iewf's' cousSfe • -I .should feel like quitting • my- job for the above reason if, i t was not fpr ( cer^ tain other fifi^cts, which are beforle us. v', .,,\ Big Pay .for Fa'rnr School Boys, \We have young men put of school less than one year with an earning power double what it was when they entered and several who have. been out. one year or more now get- ing from .$.76 to ?100 per month with ^2000 salary in the ej«e^ Vpet iapn: m \go'w^* S*~' &! 'er before he v entered' was hot over .'^•'?2S0 a year wit^'-'boal'-d and lodging. He is now ottered $900 a year with board ahd^ -lodging. If the young men were.not available the story would be different. The ru- .rai sections are full of clean, whole- some young men of just as good nat- ural ability as can be found in the cities. These young men unless they change their attitude toward agricul- tural education are sure to be dis- placed by city men. City Boys Make Good Farmers. -Don't laugh at the city boy on the farm; he is just as sure to win as the country boy did in the city a quar- ter of a century ago. He often does hot know one thing from another and we make fun for ourselvesj but if the reader will per- mit a prophecy let me say that the city boy may 'not know a pump from a horse rake, but that is easy to learn. He has, however, a higher re- gard for sanitation and hygiene and a conception of business methods as inherent and a s valuable in this day of farm regeneration and economy as the honesty and economy of the farm boy was inherent and valuable to him when he started for the city years ago. Country Boys Must Study. I would not have believed it possi- ble, a few years ago, for the city boy to be any good in the country and said so publicly. Now I am sorry I / said it and for that reason this warn- ing is given to the country boy. If he wishes to maintain his reputa- tion, education is his only hope. Our educational system is partly responsi- ble in having given the best to the town and city hoy. ut now the error has been seen and the state has wise- -.1.. ly established special schools like our | own at Canton in connection with | St. Lawrence University and brought $ it still nearer home by placing agri- i cultural courses in the high schools. ! May be Prof. Breeze will succeed in I doing for Lewis county what we have > failed here to do. I hope he will. i While I am interested in my own in- stitution, as every man should be if we can only reach these country boys and make them and their parents see the situation as it is we do not care what agency does it. Plain Duty of' Parents. Some day farm parents will awaken to learn that the money a boy earns from 16 to 21 years of age when he ought to be in school is the dearest money they ever had. ' The day has passed for the self- made man. Life is too short not to receive the wisdom of the past through those Who are qualified to teach. I offer no apology for this plain %t *t'o Lewis county farmers. The Bitors asked me to write something that would help the farms of Lewis B # county. I could have writteja of Cows, potatoes, or. hay and may bejhore in,- teUigesJtly, but haye chosen to wri<$' of ^>3/!S.. TJie fate of our country 'uj,;, auesfcejp and half 'century hence' , >!l|;j not wftatour farmers and statesnjen'i do today Tjut what > we dohow for th« youth :and the cradle. It, i s hard tp' see it this way but as previously said the facts remfin. >ji/E, COOK. ; ;\ • ••'•' 'v.-.. .• ••\ffi-Tl— y WATEBTOW$ SCAPIT/A'L IN LOW- 1 \ VILLE. * Fulton, fyaishlne andf)tfiGe CJjjfijist'riy Elects L. A. JphnspV ,^'Bpjjiidfih- . .ffytfSNew ^iiijdlWgi' B^l'nip On ; l^iindiy, thi|-».13th, the stoc^hold-, era pi .-^''j^iil^' - ,Machine and'Vice' Company'elelst^d^'reotors.for tlie en- suing year as;'foilpws:i Jaimes NefpeSv L, A; Johnsoh> A.'E:'^ebbiOi William Mat'tsoji and.'ft., W. Fditon. The 'at! Hectors ,elec4j§S the |ollo#!iig officers: President, L. A. Johnson; vice, p\resi- dentj A. B..QebDie;; treasurer arid gen' era! manager, $5. W. FultOn?, secret tar5|j'W. 5. Yousey. The president,' L. A. Johnson, is *• Watertown capitalist/who has'reqenVj Iv become identified with-the aifai?^: of thi?> flourishing industry and the now buildings which are In process of I consjjr.uction, mark one effect of-his interest in the company's affairs. . The increase) in capacity was deinanded by. the great growth of the demand for the company's products. B#NKS OF LEWIS COUNTY. Dire'etgrs jpnd Officers'Are Elected for Ensiling Year.—Analysis Pre- sented of Latest Reports to Comp- troller of Currency; . The annual meetings of the stock- holders of the Black River National and of the. First National Banks of Lowville were' held on Tuesday, the 14th. The directors elected by the stock- holders of. the Black River National Bank were F. S. Baston, E. S. K. Mer- rell, Jay S. Boweh, W, A. Kelly, C. W. Pratt, and L. C. Davenport. At a sub- sequent, meeting of the directors, the board ofjg^Qkjed' by electing the fol- lowing officers: President, F. S. Eas- tpn; vice-presidents, E. S. K. Merrell and Jay C, Bowen; Cashier, George Sherwood. ' The First National Bank elected a ; MjM3!fes& Mv^bssBrjpQt^jsm^M -%sds- er^ck McOi'llnolf ,O..Fred Boshart, B. F. Patten,\ H. J.' LeFevfeT^ ¥he board re-elected Frederick McCullock, presi- dent; C. Fred Boshart, vice-presi- dent, and W. J. Milligan, cashier. These annual meetings seem to af- ford occasion for an analysis of the banking conditions of the county, the following figures being taken from the last published reports of the three banks. They represent, in a clearer way than do the formal reports, the real banking situation, which has not changed materially since these reports were compiled. Capital, Surplus and Profits. Black River National ...; $177,830.47 First National 163,157;58 Copenhagen National 27,520.01 Total. ?368,508.06 Cash on Hand in Banks. Black River National ?170,356.18 First National 169,102.45 Copenhagen National Total Total Assets. Black River National ... First National Copenhagen National 24,691.48 .$364,150.11 .$713,038.51 . 650,765.41 . 159,756.37 Total '.. .$1,523,560.29 Deposits. Black Rive^c National $440,001.34 First National 426,682.78 Copenhagen National 107,579.11 . Total $976,263.23 'Loans. Black River National $362,304.03 First National 289,023.84 Copenhagen National 89,076.81 Total $740,404.68 Investments Other Than Loans. Black River National..'.. .$172,354.73 First National 172,139.20 Copenhagen National 35,892.76 Total $380,386.69 It will be noted that the combined resources of the banks are almost exactly 12% per cent of the total as- sessed valuation of the county, as re- ported last week in this paper. The loans and discounts represent about 76 per cent of the deposits, a conservative showing which would easily permit an expansion to some extent if conditions demanded such expansion. Practically the whole of the com- bined capital, surplus and undivided profits are carried in cash, \either on hand or in other banks, available for use, in either case, if needed by the depositors, j The item of investments other thlan loans includes $175,000 of govern- ment bonds, to Secure circulat&m, which are deposited with the Comp- troller of Currency. ( .The reports show careful, conserva- tive banking methods, with ample oap- ital to care for the business of jthe county, ( i nm $$$$ RJIVEJl DEMOCRAT COOPERATES WITH. S£k#$i COMMITTEE '\'\»V , ' '. ' APPOINTED By GOVERNOR ,. Fibres in Gky Schools, '.\ • • fii'. . tain that he has |u$|&th evepy'honest effort for the bett^pi^ent of tfie pub- lic healt|i and. jhfi&^rought t^e de- partment tip t o 4 standard of .efficiency, <3qua^, ;|f|not superior to any' other state iraifte union. .V4R? jjiteijj •yours, Dr. F. E> J0s$lp|l#ver Falls. HeRly,ihg,; : to.',.y||p,'|feq,^ir.y for an Opinion reJ||STe; IdVlf^e .efficiency of the: : jptf^pnt,;|ikieik!|'|teS'artmient, will say that'':!' ijeHevp^e'\'state depart- ment;.o{|igate 1s'*^g^mp1ishing much, -bujt ce-'ifd em^fttm^swe control .of public nealtfc ^tjp|4' ijt'iiot handicap- ped >6y de^c'ie|t]?^i^ojpriations, His Whole Sy«4sm'!^i Supervision of Boards of Heeitii ait {^^Constituted Con- dftmsied—Medical S.|ip„eJHri*!on of All Children in lh.*iPml\c Schools ' !'' \ ol(Z : b\»ntr h Advoc«S*dl—Following Math^d* Nipf.fe • •\ -.\ 't . A cpnerete illuswation Q£ Gover- nor Sjllzer's conception of MB resppn-, glbilities is found inj, his appdihtme'nt' of & special oommittq'e . on :; public health. The chairmaH, -Br.' jijpfiitwi M. Biggs,' of *he, ^ockefelle^nstt; tute is aigo general' medical oifflcei' : of the New T^rk '''City, depar^ient of health,-and othfe? members of tfc'com- mittee are men Of almost equally as high'standing. . .,, i- The membership of the committfe6 in full is as follows: Dr. Herman B$ii Biggs „of Ne^* York, chairman; Ho- mer Fo^s Of Ydnltersi secretary;.,John A. Kingsbuafy of Yonkgjss, asslfstant secretary; Dr. Edward K. Baldwin.of Saxanac Lake, Ansley Wilcox of-Buf- falo, Miss Adelaide Nutting of, Colum- bia University, Dr. John C. OUs; pf Poughkeepsie, Dr. W. E. Milbahk of :Mhany. Many Deaths Preventable. The governor in discussing this Committee, called attention to the fact that in 1911 there were 145,538- deaths which, to a large measure, could have been prevented. There Were 14,173 from pulmonary tuberculosis and '.!, 339 from tuberculosis in other f^rn.s. Typhoid fever killed 1,310, diphtheria 1,921; scarlet fever, 1,147, and there were 7,299 deaths of children under two years of age. These diseases are recognized as being partially if not largely preventable, and some of the things that the commission is expected consider are: (a) What obsolete provisions, if any, stand in the way of effective work by state and local authorities? (b) What additional provisions are required by the development of sani- tary science in order to enable the state and local authorities to accom- plish the largest possible results in the prevention of sickness and the saving of life? ral districts. What is good for a citiy is good for a village and a emm try district Incipient cases of tuber culosis and other diseases would be discovered by such examination and many minor defects, requiring atten flon Tf&TJM \am 'uttecovered -and -correct ed, Cases >o£ adenoids, for example defective eyesightand teeth would be promptly corrected, adding greatly to the health attd efficiency of the child Further Suggestions Invited There is no more important matter than the conservation of the health of the children. We shall be glad to have any other physicians send us sugges- tions in connection with this matter, fill of which we promise to lay before the governor's special committee, for their consideration. As the reform most strongly urged is that of the physical examination of the children of the rural and vil- lage schools, we would be glad to have th? teachers of the county express their views on this matter. We would also be glad to have some member of the board of health come to the defence of these bodies, and let us have the other side of the question. View* «f County Doctors, RecognM&C^ l gi|0|^ ; e|| \Wearing: and that the physicians of Lewis edunty should be in a position to make valuable sug- gestions to this committee, the Black River Democrat has asked a number of the .physicians of the ; county to give it their views on the matters to be considered by the committee, not only because these opinions may be of practical value to the committee in its work but because it may be possible to formulate some changes in local regulations and practices which may tend to promote the public health of Lewis county. The views and suggestions of the physicians of the county so far a s re- ceived up to the time of going to press follow: Dr. F. D. Bigarel, Port Leyden. In reply to your communication asking for an expression of opinion of the subject \How to Improve the Efficiency of the Health Department of the State of New York,\ I beg t o submit, briefly, the following: 1. Prohibit, public funerals of per- sons dying of, infectious and contag- ious diseases. Require immediate bur- ial of such persons and immediate disinfection of premises after death. Medical Inspection of Schools. 2. Extend at once the medical in-' spection of schools to villages and ru- ral districts. The public has already been awakened to the benefits de- rived from municipal inspection of schools. The maintenance of good hygienic conditions, the detection of physical and mental defects and the exclusion of cases of contagious dis- eases, should be rigidly enforced by efficient medical inspection. The duty of the physician is not merely to care tor the' sick and try to cure disease but to endeavor to' prevent it. If mu nicipal inspection of schools is bene- ficial, no plausible reasons can be ad- vanced why these benefits should be confined to certain localities and not extended to the state as a whole. If medical inspection of schools is to be successful, earnest, tactful, efficient inspectors must be appointed, regard- less of creed, local conditions or party affiliations. Campaign of Education. 3. The state department of health should begin a campaign of educa- tion by issuing literature to be dis- tributed to health officers, who, in turn, should carefully circulate the same among physicians and laity, first endeavoring to educate and warn the public, In a capable, direct and forci- ble manner, of the baneful effects of certain specific contagious diseases. Later it might be practical to regis- ter, and also prohibit the marriage Of persons afflicted with these diseases. In conclusion permit me to state that 1 do ncjt desire to criticise in any way the state department of health. It will be difficult to find a more earn- est, active and efficient commissioner than Dr. Eugene H. POrter. I am cer- f* I,. PERSONAL MENTION. ' * A dft^g&ul metAiitS %<&$ Jay S Bowen Is in New \York day Evening Bridge Cln,i '•'Vl E J Fish is in Salem for a few <$« hosae o£ $rs B 3»? days \\ Seta Monday evening \P « J Edgar O'Hara of Carthage spent ^iww^ed to Mrs Jf. l%h Sunaay in Lowville ^^^^ luncheon W&& W John F Plunkett has been loadtaSfp»rds-Mrs -g grown l$i#i, lumber at Edwaids this week > * * F L Bostwlok, J^|«j. Sfc.ft 1 Miss Elizabelh B Stevens and M}ss ler, and Misfe Lvu£{na tributed to the pleasure « *, ing by rendering several ' »4fi hers Mrs,, WiJli$S!t Cyan tain thC^ib^fifeurday • 25fch * J - > > l < PROFESSOR BILLINGS RESIGNS. ly tuberculosis; is*$||taging forth fruit. #oard* -of 'He'£j^:fc$ndemAad'. .As to the efiflciei^'of local boards of health, they h^vilf hut little to com- mend them, In fact|i;&e average town board of health l!ff$ut a name, the members have liftf^, conception of preventive mediciiig.-iiiid I don't know as we can expect-; •££' of them. The citizen member is'fafcial and simply furnishes another ,«#gnue of expense. The position of hii&ifh officer at best is a thankless jobvand the average physician cannot dffi^W to.accept the appointment, for if; h e conscientiously performs his duties,-jie engenders the ill will qf many farciihes State Control Urged. I ,am convinced the system should be radically changed and believe the state departmtent should control the appointments of ihealth officers, re- quire a civil -service examination for all and instead of \each having its local health officer', one or more health officers, depending on area and popu- lation of the .county, *e appointed for each county witk compensation suffi- cient to enable h|pj'.itp devote his en- tire time tp tl»fc.w|j|l, . •> ~\K E. 1 JONES, M. D. Dr. T. J. Collinson Port Leyden. I will only mention one phase which I have had ample opportunity to study Very, carefully: namely ade- noid Vegetations in school children. Holt states correctly, \This is a very common condition and one much ne- glected by the general practitioner. It is the source of more discomfort and the origin of more minor ailments than any other pathological condition of childhood.\ Urge Medical \Examination. This statement alone should suf- fice to show the general public that along with examinations of the eyes and ears, this condition should not be overlooked. Something should be done to have every school child- exam- ined by a physician to see that they do not exist. While so doing he could detect other conditions of the child, note the sanitary or unsanitary con- ditions of the school and help mothers to determine the conditions of grave import, which otherwise would pass unnoticed. That inestimable benefit from systematic examinations of chil- dren is of benefit is easily to be seen from the fact that the so called \run down\ child could undoubtedly in most instances be restored to perfect health by some minor procedure. Where it has been done it has been a success and why not have it in our own county? A Duty of Democracy. I trust that the new democratic par- ty which, as in the past and a t pres- ent, feels its keen sense of responsi- bility, will cause laws to be passed to raise the standard of public health in our schools. The old Spartan thought of nothing else but physical strength, knowing full well that a poor frame cannot carry a clear intellect Why should ~we not heartily welcome a. measure that wOuld be of direct ben- efit to us. At least every month is none too often for schools to be examined, T. J. COLLINSON. Dr. H. A. Pawling, Lowville. Dr. Pawling, of Lowville, who has been health officer at different times of the towns of Lowville, Watson, Montague, and Denmark, said: \One matter which should receive attention Is the matter of health officers. A health officer must care for contagious diseases and In the event of a case of small pox, for example, he promptly loses most of his regular practice, thus entailing a heavy loss which his pay as health officer does not begin to make up. Provision should also be made for a more rigid enforcement of quarantine regulations in rural com- munities and a far higher class of men should be placed on local boards of health. Another important matter is that of the physical examination of all chil- dren i$ the.public,schools of the rtt- Popular Academy Instructor Has Ac- cepted a Position in West High 8chi>ei Irt Rochester. Professor Earl M. Billings, who has for a year and a half taught biology, physics and chemistry in Lowville Academy, has tendered his resigna- tion to take effect almost at once, in order to accept a position' with the West High School of Rochester, 'where he will continue to teach the scientific branches. Professor Billings has been a valued member of the Academy faculty, not only because of his admitted ability as a teacher, but by reason of the per- sonal interest which he has taken in the boys of the schools and because of the interest he has aroused among them in athletics, in which he has taken a leading part. The several track meets in which Lowville has been represented and the creditable work done by the Academy team were due to his interest and energy. Professor Billings carries with him the best wishes of a wide circle of friends, both in the schools and out- side of .them. Mrs. Frances S. House. •••J®h& .jflMfe* JSJaaoeaiSqai**.- House widow of the late J..Mather House, occurred last Sunday at her home on Park place, after an illness of about one week. Death was caused by pneumonia. Mrs. House was born at Apulia, Onondaga county, Septem- ber 14, 1844. She was united in mar- riage with Mr. House November 15, 1877, at Lowville. They went to Houseville to reside, where she made their home until her coming to Low- ville in the fall of 1907. Her husband died about ten years ago. Mrs. House was a woman held in high esteem and enjoyed a large acquaintance. Her many friends will regret to learn of her death. A half-brother, Henry Squire, who resides In Minnesota, survives. Funeral services were held Wednesday at 2:30 o'clock from her late home, Rev. C. C. Frost of the Presbyterian church officiating. The bearers were G. L. Goutremont, C. Harry Milligan, George S. Reed, Louis T. Strong, Fayette Fitch and James Galvin. The remains were placed in the vault at Rural Ceme- tery. Lydia Rauhe are in New York Samuel Rogers, of Springfield, Mo, has been calling on friends In town. Mis W F Fellows is confined to her home on Clinton street on account of illness. •.' %t •'• . ~$t\ ... Charles E. Searl of Makin'ap&g has returned from an\enjpya;l5te trip to California. <\ '- « Charles Zimmer of Port Leyden called on Lowville friends Tuesday and Wednesday. ' •' '*'. Harold J. Richardson is on a busi- ness trip which covers the principal cities of the east. ; | '••'< Mr. and Mrs. Robert House df^ew York are in town, called here by.thfe.; death of Mrs. Mather J. House. * . ; . Leon S. Miller, L. Charles IJityeiV port and E. J. Boshart attendajj. jars! automobile show in New York. ^ . .;. Mrs. T. E. Dunn has returned tafe'er home In Utica, after a two \pSKf 5 visit with Mr. apd Mrs. Fred -NtebW gall. \i- '•'-, Mrs. Charles Jeffiers, her niece ^4n- na, and nephew, Charles Ril^k %e passing a few days with 'frien(Erin- Rome. v \/^' „ Dr. and Mrs. Charles Barietj: '\and daughter of Boonville have-b%en the guests of Mr. and Mrs. Charles J.' Don- nelly. Mr. and Mrs. S. .Brown Richard- son are in New York, expecting to re- main in the metropolis about two weeks. Egbert Root, an aged resident ' of this village, has been taken to the Sisters' Hospital in Watertown for an operation. He was accompanied by Dr. W. O. Hubbard. Mrs. Patrick LaWIer of Martinsburjg and Miss Bridget Dunn Of Utica werei recently in town, called here by 'the death of their brother, Patrick During Hon. and Mrs. H. A. Phillips hav* 4 gone to Covina and Oakland, Oal., to remain three months, They will visit|,. -„ their two sons, George S.jand Henr^,|^g S. Phillips at the former 4 Jace. ,,•:••; W. L. Babcoelt is- in Auburn in t&e interest of the International Har- vester Company. Mr. Babfepck !ihas been ;SiPPOinted blockman of tfe TJfclca block, Auburn division, withf .,'head>' quarters in Utica. ORDER dF:'^|#fe'?\ » t Officer* Who •$&¥«;'\^Bert and Committers! Ap|— \'ftf Worthy -$&I^I At ifr'ijneettaig 'pf 'Z|n|fc| > r • 3«&' 0. E, a, thi ,fis||* i. wJffe installed f^vife* ^ *t *-' Worthy, matron,' $Es4||||f. •' * ^ '^ worthy patron, difiif^Mjji*,.r**j ; ,s^Mate matron, W[rj^^^l« itfsV conductress, ii^,j$fsiij$» 3g jd'feisociate condjH&rej: Gasuer; treasury, Steft' secretary'^ chaplain, Mrs. '$ MiSs Mary FisjU;;« Sleason; wsiidesj^P^I Werp7 sentinel,/0aj! Adah, Mrs, Gftiiane; J Mrs. NeliitH^wIe^JS' dttetik Stevens;; .__ r _, x . Prester\; Elect^'^^ i: .^| . Th^oithy '.^^^l^^yil announced >Sfc;! '' iA \\' n i \\ • v *'' , - Eniertaii chairman; M^, • Anna Fa$3fts^%f| Mi'ss M«siv-SL .StevensfBIfes -E..''Estelia- fe John,.:(3te$BC} ••Rpssi'^rs. §y .ins,'.' %B...$|;!. 'Long';:> ,prppestji|! mont, Mrs: :\A# $taU&$.\J. M'odnejgi OBITUARY. John Graham. The death of John Graham, a well known resiHent of Rector, occurred at his home in that place, aged 78 years. He leaves surviving one son, John Graham, Jr., and three daughters, Mrs. James Hopper, Watertown; Mrs. James Locke, Watertown; Mrs. Jame|i e 7' op ;; a \ ti on7thus\farlhTs wint^ Reape, Watertown; Mrs. S. Be ' Richland. Funeral services w??(M Monday forenoon at 10 o'cl^'V^JlRre Catholic church in Copenhagg&iiPath- er Bentlcy officiating. died the Mr. Patrick Dunn. Patrick Dunn, 86 yars of age, at his home in this village, on morning of Friday, the 10th. Dunn was born in Dublin, Ireland, No- vember 1, 1827, and came to this coun- try to reside in 1846. In 1850 he was united in marriage with Miss Bridget McGrath, who survives, also a son, John Dunn, of Martinsburg, and a daughter, Miss Mary Dunn, of Low- ville. Funeral services were held Monday at 10 o'clock, Rev. Father George L. Murray Officiating. ALL AROUND TOWN. The special meetings have been hel at the M. E. church the past tw weeks. / The Study Club met Tuesday even- ing with Miss E. Estella Jonef of Trinity avenue. Lowville Chapter, 134, F. & A.\ M., conferred the first degree on three candidates Friday evening. Court Ldwville, No. 1639, I. O.\ F., will install officers at a meeting fo be held Monday evening. A banquet will be served. A lively game of basket ball will be played between the Port Leyden and Lowville fives at Virkler hall Friday evening. _' Hubbard, Betting, Keib, McGovern and Dekin will be in the local line up. The ladies of the American Wo- men's League are organizing a class in parliamentary law and civil gov- ernment. They will meet at (the home of Mrs. M. J. Millard Saturday even- ing to complete other plans. Lowville Tent, No. 589, K. O. T. M., installed officers Friday evening. They invited the ladies of the L. O. T. M. to be present on that occasion. A ban- quet was served at the close of the work. The lumbermen have taken advan- tage of the recent fall of snow to get busy in the woods. Many teams and outfits left Lowville and other villages of the county last Monday morning. The lack of snow has greatly hamper- ttvc- Tsim fVn i 1 Ju \/A' .pomm.itt^ ^apG[Overn, |t( HeSS^jfi^^tz,, • Jan|$jp2 seph Horder jand Chester'^ .i i I'lffftJ of the Holy * Nam© ,Ek>elety'\hjSS-- t ,_^ ;; appointed to arrange -for^.attlS^Mfe-^^'pr!*- party, the proceeds to be'\turn.edjiS^^V?*'.*^ to the Lewis Countyt Afltl'Tube^afe'i.y'it,-©* sis Soeiety* The. committee/ijad meeting Monday evening andv\d6cira that a dance and card party .^^ild *• given in the Virkler hall.on Wednes day evening, Jan. 22d.. No effort wip^, rA\c\*v be spared to make the benefit -pj|(at^>:'•-.''A'^S eessful one, and .the public is cordially '^'^W:i'\ invited and earnestly requested to ks>', sist the committee by cheerfully put- ••$' chasing tickets and being presedte4. Tickets whieh include dancing, eat^: \;. playing and refreshments, are on jgaleh-.J <• by the committee at $1, 'Jy^? The infant child of Mr. and Mrs. Abel Boshart, died at their home in this town, Tuesday evening, aged six weeks. Funeral services will be held Friday afternoon at 1 o'clock from their home. Woman's Christian Temperance Union Meeting. The W. C. T. U. will hold a parlor meeting at the home of Mrs. Eli Jones, Wednesday evening, Jan, 22. MRS. FRED BADLAM, Superintendent. Earl Orndorf was sentenced to serve six months in the Onondaga County Penitentiary and to pay a fine of $50 by Justice Egleton. Orndorf and young Briggs were the boys who pleaded guilty, to larceny in connec- tion with stealing a horse belonging to Orlando Setter of artinsburg. The annual meeting of the Lowville Masonic Club was held Tuesday even- ing and officers for the ensuing year elected as follows: President, M. A. Stoddard; vice president, John Gleas- on; secretary, G. Walter Wise; treas- urer, H. J. Allen; governors, Rod- erick McRea, George L. Goutremont and Charges A. Roberts. D. E. kelit 'has leased of A. G. Virklefe, the ; sputh store in the Virkler block ok Siate street and will use it for ^/sale'srppm for the Ford automo- bile, fop which, be has the agency. The Badlam music store has been removed one door north. Both stores have been newly painted and present a neat and attractive appearance. There was a joint installation of Lowville Lodge, No. 759, I. O. O. F., and the Rebekah Lodge, Wednesday evening. A chicken pie supper was served after the work. The installa- tion ceremonies were in charge of Past District Deputy Grand Master J. J. Donnelly of Lowville and Mrs. Jennie Wallace, District Deputy Pres- ident of Harrisville. In \Surrogate's Court. The following business has belli transacted in Surrogate's Court: Estate of Magdalena Snyde^lateVpE the town of Martinsbutg.. iast^ mm. and testament admitted to prob|.t© a,,nd letters testamentary issued ip ; Joseph Snyder and GeOrge Snyder. In the matter of Edna Laribee Dii- flo, late of the town of Lowvile. Or- der entered discharging general guardian from all further liability. ' Estate of John Holmes, late of the town of Greig, Millard T. Holmes and Gertrude Holmes appointed admin^..,.;« \ trators. , Estate of Eli Shepard, late of the town of Lyonsdale. Petition filed tot- '£ probate of last will and testam©ni%\ Citation issued returnable Januai 27th. •• .*' ' Kicked By a H-P^SS- Willis Orndorf' was : serlodsly jured at the McCarthy .camp at Pi Saturday evening by'a, kick from\ horse. Mr. Orndorf Wa.13, endeavorlpi to remove a piece of stub/Oie .|fonj -w horse's hoof when it kicked Mto in?\ * the face, cutting it open to the bone from the lip down to the lower jiw: Three teeth were Jknocked oufc He was brought to this village Whefre Dr. W. O. Hubbard dressed the wound, assisted by Dr. B. N. X. Dflears. Eight stitches^ were required to close the gash. \\• Fined for Assault. » . Norm aft George wai^ placed uadei? arrest last Saturday, charged 'Wltn, assault in the third degree upon John B. Jones. He was arraigned before Justice W. H. Hilts, pleaded'guilty and was fined $10. ' , ( STATE FAf.fi COMMISSIQNERSM-U& There are plenty of Jeffersptt 'coun- ty candidates lor state fair<'c©atinls.- sioner to succeed Ira £>harp„ WJJOSJB term soon expires. Try an ad i n the Democrat. J '.' V

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